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  1. April 2018 General Discussion

    Topped out at 77. Absolutely gorgeous day. Springfield was at 81 earlier. Grilling burgers and brats tonight. Enjoy the day everyone!
  2. April 2018 General Discussion

    Champaign officially on the board with its first 70 degree reading of the year. Man, it feels wonderful. Just took the little dude to the park.
  3. April 2018 General Discussion

    We are right at our average high for this time of year, but yet it just feels so amazing. Can smell a fresh cut lawn in the distance. I’m ready for this nonstop.
  4. Spring 2018 Banter and Complaint Office

    Ryan Maue tweeted out the euro weeklies yesterday and boy is it ugly, was advertising a very cold start to May.
  5. April 8th-9th "winter" storm?

    Finished with 1.3” here. Despite the overall cloudy conditions, and temps only reaching 42 degrees, the snow melted within 2 hours. Champaign airport has now spent 91 consecutive hours with temps below 44. The normal high is 61.
  6. April 2018 General Discussion

    Tied the record low last night at 20 degrees set back in 1972. Started digging through numbers, I stopped at 2006 (for now) with no 70 degree reading as of April 8th, this hasn’t happened so late in the season until at least 2006.
  7. April 2018 General Discussion

    Despite wave after wave of arctic air and temps dropping down into the low 20’s and upper teens, the grass is refusing to give up, greening up pretty nicely. Hopefully after the next few days, we can turn the page to spring. While the wintry pattern has been fun, and I’ve never seen 3-4” of snow on Easter, I’m ready. We have yet to record a 70 degree reading. Gonna dig through some stats, but I can’t recall within the last 10 years we have failed to reach 70 this late. Maybe 2009? Wonder what kind of summer we will have. If we have a 2009 esque summer, people are going to lose their minds.
  8. April 2018 General Discussion

    Yesterday’s snowfall broke a few records here in Champaign. Snowiest Easter Sunday, old record was 2” on 4/4/1920. New record 4.5” 4/1/2018. Record April 1st snowfall, old record was 4.3” in 1962. Last time it snowed on April 1st was in 1993. Almost broke the record low of 15 set back in 1899, fell just short at 18 degrees.
  9. If we can somehow manage 4” today, between the 3/24 event and today we could come damn close to matching our ENTIRE winter 2017-2018 total. Can never recall this happening in March/April. Crazy pattern.
  10. Snow having no problem sticking to grassy surfaces, roads have yet to stick.
  11. March Forecast Discussion

    Wow, so poking through some March stats for Champaign, it is looking very likely we will fail to reach 60 degrees during the month of March since 1996.
  12. March Forecast Discussion

    51 for a high here as well, but persistent cloud cover, which made it feel not as warm. Here we are, heading into April without one 70 degree reading, not even sure if we have tagged 65 yet. For comparison by this time last year Champaign had already recorded six 70 degree readings, thanks in large part to a blowtorch February. April in in the extended doesn’t look to warm. Hope we get payback and have a stellar May. This spring so far has reminded me a lot of 2013, wet and cold.
  13. March 23-24 Winter Storm

    Extremely sharp cutoff in snowfall all around Illinois. Per NWS Chicago Dana, IL recorded 12” meanwhile 28 miles away in Ottawa, bare ground! Wow.
  14. March 23-24 Winter Storm

    Yeah pretty wild. And almost on the EXACT same date 3/25/13. Indianapolis. Second highest one day total for the month of March with the top being March 19th 1906 at 12.1”.
  15. March 23-24 Winter Storm

    1.8” in the last hour. They just cracked 6”.